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What is Data Visualization? Explained

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Data visualization is an approach where collected data is translated into visual contexts to make it more accessible for users. Read on.

Data visualization is essential for many professional careers - from teachers to AI scientists to company executives to big data projects, the use cases are plenty across many industries. As businesses accumulated massive data, they needed a faster way to get an overview of their data. Visualization tools were a natural fit. For the uninitiated, here is an overview of the topic.

What is Data Visualization?

In simple terms, data visualization is an approach where collected data is translated into visual contexts to make the information more accessible for human users. Data visualization is used to identify patterns, trends, etc., in enormous data sets such as a data lake.

Benefits of Data Visualization

Data visualization works as an effective way to communicate information visually. The practice also helps organizations to identify factors affecting customer behavior and pinpoint areas that need improvement. Data visualization can also grasp and analyze data faster, fostering faster decision-making by improving insights. It also can maintain audience interest with comprehensive, easy-to-understand information.

Furthermore, data visualization allows for accessible data and insight distribution with everyone involved. Finally, it lets businesses achieve success faster with increasingly accurate information with fewer mistakes than otherwise.

Examples and Use Cases

During the initial days of data visualization, everything was shown on spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel. While they are still used widely, more sophisticated and advanced tools are now available, including:

  • infographics
  • bullet graphs
  • bubble clouds
  • time-series charts
  • heat maps

Furthermore, everyday use cases and applications for data visualization include the following industries:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Finance.
  • Healthcare
  • Research and Development
  • Logistics.
  • Data Science

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